THE WINE Pombal do Vesuvio is Quinta do Vesuvio’s second wine, produced exclusively from grapes grown in the property’s extensive vineyards. The pombal, or dovecote, from which the wine takes its name, is surrounded by some of the quinta’s finest Touriga Nacional vineyards, a variety that forms an essential component of Pombal do Vesuvio.
TASTING NOTE Deep crimson colour. Aromas of liquorice and bramble and a scent of violets. Weighty and broad with good concentration on the palate, simultaneously full-bodied and silky. Ripe fruit, fresh and focused; damson and black cherry flavours. Well sculpted tannins with a fine mineral edge combine with seamless integrated wood which affords superb balance to the wine. Good length on the elegant finish.